Coffee, Rain, and WordPress

This post is in response to WordPress‘ Daily Prompt The The Guilt that Haunts Me 

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Coffee

Lately, I’ve been drinking more than the usual one cup of coffee. It all started when I was in the Philippines for vacation. There were several factors (I want to blame). Maybe it was the rainy weather, the enticing coffee TV commercials, the really creamy coffee I was drinking, and the rest of the unimportant made up factors I can think of. I just want to have some coffee. =) Sad to say, on average,  caffeine wears off in 10-12 hours and I badly need more sleep to fulfill my day duties. There goes the guilt for every 3rd, 4th, 5th cup of coffee lately. I’m going back to the 1-2 cups (or no coffee if possible) because the longer one uses caffeine, the more the body builds a tolerance to it. 

According to WebMD coffee containing caffeine can cause insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach upset, nausea and vomiting, increased heart and breathing rate, and other side effects. Consuming large amounts of coffee might also cause headache, anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, and irregular heartbeats.

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Photo source

Rain

Last month, Jeddah experienced more than a day of rain. This week, there’s another rain shower expected to fall. I want some rain to fall, but a trace of guilt comes knowing that rain in Jeddah spells flood. =)

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This is what happens when it rains (sometimes, just showers) in Jeddah. So you see, wishing for rain may mean danger. =) Source here
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Main streets in Jeddah when it rains ( a little). Ok, no more wishing for rain.

 

Around the Web:

More photos of Jeddah Flood, November 2015

WebMD: Coffee: Side Effects, Uses, Interactions, etc.


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13 thoughts on “Coffee, Rain, and WordPress

  1. I don’t think I can last a day without coffee. 😀 But you’re right, too much can be a bad thing! As for rain… yikes! Be careful what we wish for nga! Wishing that the shower that’s about to come your way this week will be a mild one, one that’s enough to refresh you but not flood you. 🙂

  2. I miss coffee!!! Since the time I got pregnant I automatically stop drinking it. But sometimes guilty pleasures kick in, I sip on my hubby’s coffee. Can’t wait to drink it again. Ixx

    1. Yeah. It had the same question. Pero kung sa Pinas nga na maya’t maya umuulan, hindi tuluyan maiayos and drainage system, dito pa na isang beses lang umulan sa isang taon…haha…honestly, they’ve tried to fix it for the past years…the rain got stronger..haha..so I guess they have to fix everything according to a heavier rain this time. =)

  3. I love coffee! Just started drinking again after researching that it is safe for breastfeeding moms. I have a limit though of 2 cups per day, for my own sanity (aka sleepless nights if I drink more than my usual 2 cups)!

    1. I had to drink coffee strategically when breastfeeding. Haha babies get fussy when I drink coffee. They keep on waking up. I also try to drink lots of water after coffee. 🙂

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